Why are there so few Sun-Mars oppositions?

The frequency of appearance in the Sun-Mars opposition is one-seventh of conjunction. The same result would occur on the collected charts from all over the world. Why? This is not an astrological anomaly, but an astronomical phenomenon.

Astrology from Observation

We understand things by observing facts. It’s no exaggeration to say that everything begins by observing phenomena. The same goes for astrology.
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Is MC not always the highest place?

I took the picture above when Jupiter, the brightest one in the photo, was approaching to MC. Many astrologers believe MC is the highest place in the ecliptic. Yes, it is. But, not always. Often, the planet appears higher than MC. And it isn’t easy to notice on the horoscope charts because the chart draws 2-dimensional coordinates of the planets. The following are some examples of the images and footage.
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Is “Horoskopos the Observer of Hour” watching the sky?

This short article describes whole sign house system from the skywatcher’s view.

“Horoscope” came from the Greek word “ωροσκόπος, Horoskopos,” which means “observer of the hour,” denoting the ascendant and the 1st house as we know today. This word is originated in ancient Egypt. At that time, the priests observed the eastern and western sky with measuring hour and observing stars. They used to be called “imy-wnw.t”, hour-watcher, astronomer, or one who is in the hour.[1]

"imy-wnw.t" hour-watcher, astronomer, or one who is in the hour."
“imy-wnw.t” hour-watcher, astronomer, or one who is in the hour.”

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Fear Not Mercury Combust

In Horary astrology, “Combust” of the principal significator often represents the seriously injured and weakness of the subjects. My mentor even occasionally suggests me discarding the chart. In the case of Nativity, receptions and aspects should be taken into account, yet in the simple judgment of combust suggests the malign influence. Then, which celestial bodies have the highest frequency of combustions? It is, of course, Mercury. It has the closest orbit to the Sun and is only 28 degrees away from the Sun at most when observed from Earth. As a result, it has a more extended period of combustion and under the beams than other planets.
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Observing the Ascendant and MC with a planisphere.

If you have a planisphere, observing the ascendant and MC for a certain time and date is very easy. See the instruction below.

  1. Set the time and date you want.
  2. Find the intersections of the ecliptic ( the yellow line circle below ) and the horizon ( the edge of the oval window ).
    The intersection at the left-hand side is the ascendant, the right-hand side is the descendant.
  3. Set a ruler vertically on the center of the planisphere (the green line on the diagram below).
  4. Find the intersections of the ecliptic and the ruler. The intersection in the oval window is MC, the other side ( covered side ) is IC.

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Long Ascension and Short Ascension

William Lilly tells us about the signs of Long Ascension and Short Ascension on page 92, Christian Astrology I. This footage shows a simulated sky motion for 48 hours. You’ll see the differences between Long Ascension signs and Short Ascension signs.

The simulated sky motion of Yokohama, Japan (35N2) December 31, 2010 – January 2, 2020
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Why does MC move on the horoscope chart?

Meridian never moves in the real world, but MC moves side to side on the horoscope, Why?
As soon as getting into astrology, we learn what the ascendant and MC are. However, these are things not quite easy to understand by texts and diagrams. It is a reason I created this video.

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